Addicted to Love

10 Signs of Love or Sex Addiction by Sexual Recovery Institute

How do you know if a friend, family member, partner, or client may be struggling with love or sex addiction? While the line between these two addictions is often blurry and they exist on somewhat of a continuum, there are a few hallmark signs to watch for when determining if an individual needs treatment:
1.  Constantly seeking a sexual partner, new romance or significant other
2.  An inability or difficulty in being alone
3.  Consistently choosing partners who are abusive or emotionally unavailable
4.  Using sex, seduction and intrigue to “hook” or hold onto a partner
5.  Using sex or romantic intensity to tolerate difficult experiences or emotions
6.  Missing out on important family, career or social experiences in order to maintain a sexual high or romantic relationship
7.  When in a relationship, being detached or unhappy, when out of a relationship, feeling desperate and alone
8.  An inability to leave unhealthy relationships despite repeated promises to self or others
9.  Returning to previously unmanageable or painful relationships despite promises to self or others
10.  Mistaking sexual experiences and romantic intensity for love

If you know someone who needs love or sex addiction treatment, or you have general questions about the SRI Intensive Outpatient Program, please give us a call at: 310-360-0130.
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